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How can I make a screensaver ?? I made my program yet but how can I make a .src file (screensaver file) from my .exe file ?? Thanks ...

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i believe you just change the file extension to ".scr" and put it in the windows directory... you will probably want to read up on what kind of parameters windows passes to a screen saver program when it begins, but to actually just get it to work is that simple.
EDIT: one thing that you SHOULD absolutely do though is to have the program check if there is a previous instance of itself... because windows will keep starting the program repeatedly once the screensaver kicks in....

--- krez (krezisback@aol.com)

Edited by - krez on January 16, 2002 10:56:04 AM

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Umh, I believe the .scr format is a DLL with a special entry point. There is an example in the platform SDK if memory serves me.

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it is a regular EXE... but there are standard command-line parameters automatically passed to a screen saver to account for preview mode, the "settings" screen, and "actual screensaver" mode... they are switches like "/s" or something like that...
see http://www.wischik.com/scr/howtoscr.html for all the details that you need to make it extra-nifty...

--- krez (krezisback@aol.com)

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